- The failure to pass the health bill wasn’t an isolated political loss; it also will significantly hamper President Trump’s ability to make a sweeping overhaul of the tax code.
- Plans of lower rates, fewer loopholes and a tax on imports may have to be scaled back to just a big corporate tax cut and possibly an individual tax cut.
The party, in its best position since its loss in the November election, is newly optimistic about picking up seats in 2018, hoping to ride a backlash against Mr. Trump.
The party is facing a nagging question: How do you hold together when the man who unified you in opposition is no longer around?
Carl Icahn, the billionaire, is advising on regulations, including pressing for a change in an E.P.A. rule that has cost an oil refinery he’s invested in millions of dollars.
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